Vintage Sideboard Restored

When DesignItGirl Nicole spotted this sideboard on the roadside, she was on her way to work.  “I didn’t have time to stop and lug that huge piece of vintage into my truck,” she laments.  “I prayed she would be waiting for me and the (bad) garbage man didn’t take her. Sure enough there she was waiting for me on my way home from work.”

Design It Girl dresser before

The piece was high quality, an actual Hobey Helen Baker sideboard.  Nicole worked hard to sand down the finish.  She painted it a pretty white, “Snowbound White” by Sherwin Williams.  She kept the original hardware, since it had such a pleasing aged patina.  Isn’t it a gorgeous sideboard?

Design It Girl dresser after

Find out more about this vintage sideboard makeover at DesignItGirl.



  1. It came out beautiful, but I would never have painted it since the original finish doesn’t appear to be damaged.

  2. It is sooooooo gorgeous!!!!!! <3

  3. WOW! What a great find! I’d KILL to find something like that on the side of the road. :)

  4. Yay for free stuff sticking around on the sidewalk! What a fantastic find and gorgeous makeover!

    • I’m still amazed by what people find on the side of the road. And even more amazed by the transformations!

  5. Thanks for all the wonderful comments, and Beckie thank you so much for the feature!!!

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